Delta Air Lines and Travelport have reached
agreement to sell Economy Comfort, Delta’s premium Economy product
offering more leg room, through Travelport’s global distribution
The agreement will create Economy Comfort
booking access later this year for travel agents who use Galileo,
Worldspan or Apollo.
“Customers today can purchase Economy Comfort
directly with Delta at delta.com, through a reservations agent or
at the airport via a kiosk or ticket agent,” said Wayne Aaron,
vice president -- Marketing Programs and Distribution Strategy at
Delta. “Partnering with Travelport broadens the availability of
this popular product to Travelport-affiliated travel agents. We
are always willing to work with partners like Travelport who bring
value to the distribution chain and can deliver our product on a
Delta’s agreement with
Travelport is its largest ancillary service partnership to date
and enables Travelport to integrate these merchandising
capabilities into the standard travel agency desktop.
“We’re delighted to provide
Travelport-connected travel agents globally with the ability to
offer their customers Delta Air Lines’ Economy Comfort seating
later this year,” said Derek Sharp, Travelport’s president for the
Americas. “This agreement with Delta Air Lines underscores that
Travelport is ready, willing and able to deliver technology to
merchandise ancillary products and services through the travel
agency channel to provide travelers with additional options and
Economy Comfort features three
to four inches of additional leg room across Delta’s fleet of
two-class aircraft as well as giving passengers Priority Boarding.
On long-haul international flights, the seats also have up to 50% more recline than standard economy class seats and
customers receive complimentary beer, wine and cocktails.
Comfort is available on all Delta mainline aircraft and more than
250 two-class regional jets.
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